Development Permit and Temporary Use Permit Areas Standardization

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The Development Permit and Temporary Use Permit Areas Standardization Project is now complete and this page will be archived. Thank you to everyone who participated in making this project a success!

The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) is reviewing development permit areas (DPAs) and temporary use permit areas (TUPs) within its electoral areas. This project will include a revision of existing DPAs and TUP areas for consistency and standardization in order to streamline the development process.

Join in and help us achieve our goal

Residents, development consultants, engineers, biologists and other consulting professionals are invited to learn about what the RDN is proposing to streamline DPAs and TUP areas. Learn, offer input and participate in the process by providing direction and insight.

How you can be involved, find out more or provide feedback on the drafts - deadline August 3

Please register (tab at the top right of this page). By registering you will be kept up-to-date with progress on this project through our electronic communications.

  • Please explore this webpage to find out more. Read the FAQs, and access the reports in the document library. Content will be added as the project progresses.
  • Provide your feedback on the drafts to csimpson@rdn.bc.ca. Have we missed anything? Do the draft changes clarify and simply the process for you?
  • Ask us a question in the Q & A section below and we will respond.

The RDN looks forward to your participation.


The Development Permit and Temporary Use Permit Areas Standardization Project is now complete and this page will be archived. Thank you to everyone who participated in making this project a success!

The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) is reviewing development permit areas (DPAs) and temporary use permit areas (TUPs) within its electoral areas. This project will include a revision of existing DPAs and TUP areas for consistency and standardization in order to streamline the development process.

Join in and help us achieve our goal

Residents, development consultants, engineers, biologists and other consulting professionals are invited to learn about what the RDN is proposing to streamline DPAs and TUP areas. Learn, offer input and participate in the process by providing direction and insight.

How you can be involved, find out more or provide feedback on the drafts - deadline August 3

Please register (tab at the top right of this page). By registering you will be kept up-to-date with progress on this project through our electronic communications.

  • Please explore this webpage to find out more. Read the FAQs, and access the reports in the document library. Content will be added as the project progresses.
  • Provide your feedback on the drafts to csimpson@rdn.bc.ca. Have we missed anything? Do the draft changes clarify and simply the process for you?
  • Ask us a question in the Q & A section below and we will respond.

The RDN looks forward to your participation.


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